How important is your profession in attracting a partner? Does a doctor rate higher than a barrister in the love stakes?’ Should you change your job? Ask Mary Balfour, MD of personal dating agency Drawing Down the Moon, and author of Smart Dating: how to find your man.
Mary’s 14th annual Valentine’s Day survey is now out, the findings of which are based on the most frequently requested professions for the perfect partner at Drawing Down the Moon Dating Agency.
Female human rights lawyers and journalists were rated as the sexiest dream dates for men seeking the love of their lives in the year 2012-13, whereas women seeking Mr Right were more likely to opt for a doctor, an architect or another creative profession.
2012/13 Mr Right
3. Creative profession
4. Furniture maker
5. Film maker
8. Graphic designer
9. Environmental Scientist
2012/13 Ms Right
1. Human Rights Lawyer
3. Website designer
7. Events manager
2011/12 Mr Right
3. Company director
6. Management consultant
9. TV director
2011/12 Ms Right
2. TV director
3. Human resources
The survey suggests that women are now looking for a mate who is in a creative or caring field rather than a high-powered banker. Although earning power may be important when choosing a mate, job satisfaction, authority, plus concern with the human condition rate highly as turn-ons with both men and women when it comes to sex appeal amongst today’s successful professionals.
So why are these professions the top dating turn-ons?
o The human rights lawyer combines a desire to put wrongs to right with a strong ability to keep cool in a drama, an alluring combination with relationship appeal.
o Sensitive and artistic as well as pragmatic, architects and graphic designers are perceived as stylish and cool.
o Journalists are perceived as quick thinking, intelligent, with a sexy lifestyle.
o TV directors are perceived to have creative flair and an adrenalin-driven lifestyle!
o Often judged to be a sexy profession, photographers are able to inject visual excitement into everyday scenes
o Furniture makers are perceived to be good with their hands and can turn a vision into a reality.
o Those in human resources are perceived as good with people and great organisers.
o Web designers are able to think outside the box
o Marketers are intelligent and challenging with broad appeal and a practical approach
o Advertising is the perfect combination of creativity plus sex appeal!
o Events managers are the ultimate multi-taskers and considered to have a fun outlook, plus a good work/life balance.
o Friendly go-getters, those in PR are people friendly communicators.
o The ultimate ‘caring’ profession, the doctor is seen as supportive and authoritative.
o Environmental scientists are appreciated for caring about the future in a practical way.
o Banking, in spite of its recent bad press, will always have the sexy allure of being a high earning job.
o Company directors are viewed as being high achievers
o An academic with a combination of quick thinking, curiosity and an analytic approach is always intriguing.
o Engineers make the world go round and know how to fix most things.
o Every person in IT is at least a potential ‘dot-com millionaire’ with an amazing lifestyle.
o TV directors and film makers are perceived to have creative flair and an adrenalin-driven lifestyle!
Mary Balfour reports that high flying, time scarce professionals are spurning the internet in droves, opting instead for the security of meeting interviewed, ID checked and relationship minded dates with Drawing Down the Moon.
For more information contact Drawing Down the Moon 020 7224 1001 up to 11pm 7 days a week, or visit drawingdownthemoon.co.uk.